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Research Support: Home

On this Guide

Introduction to staff and postgraduate support in the Library and how to find books and eBooks.

Research Support Resources
Journals, databases and other research tools available in the Library.

Accessing Material in Other Collections
Expanding your search beyond the Library holdings.

Zotero Referencing Software
Advanced uses of the Zotero software for research and reference management.

Copyright for Research
Information on licences and exceptions to copyright law for research and practice.

Selected eBooks on Research

Finding Books & eBooks

Some books are only available as eBooks, so always search the Library Search Plus in addition to checking the shelves. eBooks often offer multi-user access, let you search through the whole book for keywords, copy key quotes, and highlight or add notes as you read. 

eBooks are also available through databases, which you can search separately:

The Library is often buying books relating to higher education, pedagogy, ethics, research methodologies and research in the arts and creative disciplines. Click here to browse the newest additions to this section.

To find a book in the library, first search the Library Catalogue. This will give you an idea about the range of books on a topic, as well as information about where you can find a book on the shelf.

To request new books for purchase, complete the Staff Purchase Suggestion Form.

Your Subject Librarian

Each course has a designated Subject Librarian who provides support for your department and courses in the Library. They can support you in your research practice, offer advice on more advanced means of searching, advise on copyright for research, and purchase books and resources for the Library.

Find your Subject Librarian here 

Times Higher Education

The Library subscribe to the Times Higher Education (THE), the weekly magazine for global higher education news, opinions and features, and the publisher of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

Create an account on the THE site (on campus) to access subscriber only content. For help with creating an account see the helpsheet here: